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Helge Rieckhoff

Dr. Helge Rieckhoff

Senior Associate

CMS Hasche Sigle
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
Languages German, English

Helge Rieckhoff advises on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital transactions and joint ventures. He also regularly advises on complex restructurings and general corporate law matters.

Helge Rieckhoff started practicing as a lawyer in 2009 and worked for the commercial law firms Hengeler Mueller and Raue LLP before joining CMS in 2019. He is also a venture capital lecturer at the University of Leipzig.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising of shareholder of Energiekonzepte Mitteldeutschland on sale to Auctus Capital Partners
  • Advising VR Equitypartner and MEH Beteiligungs GmbH on the sale of n3k group to Invision
  • Advise on the sale of Healthfood24, a premium petfood producer and retailer, to Alphapet Ventures
  • Advising EEX AG on integration of Powernext SAS (France) und Gaspoint Nordic A/S (Denmark)
  • Advising on the sale of semiconductor specialist Creative Chips GmbH to MDAX listed Dialog Semiconductor Plc.
  • HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft | On takeover bid by Spanish construction group ACS Actividades de Construcción y Servicios S.A.
  • Medion AG | On takeover bid by Lenovo Germany Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of Lenovo Group Limited
  • DAX-listed group | On corporate restructuring measures
  • Otto Group | On sale of Environmental Solutions Europe Holding BV, an internationally operating manufacturer of waste containers and recycling systems
  • KSM (German car supplier) | On sale to CITIC, a Chinese state-owned investment company
  • Bornemann Pumps (worldwide operating leading supplier of pumps for the oil and gas industry) | On sale to ITT Corporation
  • Content marketing agency | On merger with publishing house
  • E-commerce company | On investment by private equity investor
  • MTS Incoming and Touristic Services S.L. & OTS Open Travel Services AG | Advice and representation regarding transactions, financing as well as corporate structure
  • Paragon Partners | On acquisition and sale of investments in medium-sized companies
  • Start-ups | On numerous investment rounds and exits
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  • 2009: PhD, University of Bonn
  • Additional “Wirtschaftsjurist” course of study (special commercial lawyer training), University of Bayreuth
  • Trainee lawyer at Cologne Higher Regional Court
  • Law studies at the Universities of Bayreuth, Lyon and Bonn
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  • Trendinformationen und Prognosen im Wertpapierprospekt (Trend information and forecasts in securities prospectuses), BKR 2011, p. 221 et seqq.
  • Vergütung des Vorstands mit langfristiger Anreizwirkung (Remuneration of management board members as a long-term incentive), AG 2010, p. 617 et seqq.
  • Prognoseberichterstattung im Kapitalmarktrecht (Forecasting reporting in capital market law), Baden-Baden 2009 (also thesis in Bonn)
  • Nachteilsausgleichspflicht bei Abspaltungen im faktischen Konzern? (Duty to compensate for the disadvantage for controlled companies in case of carve-off from the de facto group), AG 2008, p. 486 et seqq. (together with Dr. Tobias Tillmann)
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